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Species: Nylanderia bourbonica   (Forel, 1886) 

Classification:
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See Also:

Nylanderia bourbonica_cf, Nylanderia bourbonica farquharensis, Nylanderia bourbonica ngasiyana

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Extant: 2 valid subspecies

Prenolepis nodifera r. bourbonica Forel, 1886h PDF: 210 (w.q.m.) REUNION. Malagasy. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Misspelled as burbonica by Santschi, 1919a PDF: 326.]
Combination in Paratrechina: Trager, 1984b PDF: 147.
Status as species: Forel, 1891c PDF: 82 (redescription); Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 178; Emery, 1894b PDF: 71; Forel, 1895a PDF: 49; Forel, 1903f PDF: 408; Forel, 1907g: 92; Forel, 1907i PDF: 87; Wheeler, 1912a PDF: 46; Forel, 1912l PDF: 165; Santschi, 1919a PDF: 326; Wheeler, 1922: 941, 1037; Wheeler, 1922n PDF: 318; Wheeler, 1923c PDF: 4; Emery, 1925d PDF: 219; Smith, 1930a PDF: 6; Wheeler, 1932a PDF: 16; Donisthorpe, 1935 PDF: 635; Wheeler, 1935g: 49; Wheeler, 1936g PDF: 16; Creighton, 1950a PDF: 405; Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 214; Smith, 1951c PDF: 848; Smith, 1954c PDF: 13; Taylor & Wilson, 1962 PDF: 143; Wilson, 1964b PDF: 10; Wilson & Taylor, 1967b PDF: 87; Taylor, 1976a: 87; Taylor, 1976b: 198; Smith, 1979: 1443; Onoyama, 1980a PDF: 199; Trager, 1984b PDF: 147 (redescription); Taylor, 1987a PDF: 52; Deyrup et al., 1989 PDF: 100; Wu & Wang, 1992c PDF: 1313; Perrault, 1993 PDF: 333; Dlussky, 1994a: 55; Bolton, 1995b: 312; Wu & Wang, 1995a: 151; Dorow, 1996a PDF: 87; Tiwari, 1999 PDF: 80; Deyrup et al., 2000: 301; Zhou, 2001a PDF: 179; Wetterer, 2002 PDF: 129; Zhang & Zheng, 2002 PDF: 219; Blard et al., 2003 PDF: 130; Deyrup, 2003 PDF: 45; Wetterer & Vargo, 2003 PDF: 417; MacGown & Forster, 2005 PDF: 65; Wetterer, 2006 PDF: 415; Clouse, 2007b PDF: 218; Wetterer et al., 2007 PDF: 31; Mohanraj et al., 2010 PDF: 7; LaPolla et al., 2011 PDF: 13 (in key); Guénard & Dunn, 2012 PDF: 34; Kallal & LaPolla, 2012 PDF: 7 (in key); Hita Garcia et al., 2013 PDF: 207; Sarnat et al., 2013 PDF: 70; Borowiec, 2014 PDF: 138 (see note in bibliography); Ramage, 2014 PDF: 158; Wachkoo & Bharti, 2015b 10.1016/j.japb.2015.04.007 PDF: 108 (redescription); Bharti et al., 2016 PDF: 29; Wetterer et al., 2016 PDF: 13; Deyrup, 2017: 214; LaPolla & Kallal, 2019 10.11646/zootaxa.4658.3.1 PDF: 407 (in key).

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Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion, Saint Helena, Seychelles, Tanzania
    Americas: Barbados, Chile, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico, United States
    Asia: Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Krakatau Islands, Nicobar Island, Sri Lanka
    Oceania: Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Hawaii, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, New Caledonia, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Palmyra Atoll, Pitcairn, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Australasia, Indomalaya, Malagasy, Nearctic, Neotropical, Oceania
  Native to (according to species list records):
    Indomalaya bioregion

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Forel 1907g

Biology:

Urban, in conservatories, greenhouses, etc.

Notes:

Caste of types: (w, q, m)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 15 times found in rainforest, 10 times found in coastal scrub, 15 times found in forest, 9 times found in urban garden, 4 times found in mixed forest, 4 times found in tropical dry forest on tsingy, 2 times found in savannah woodland, 3 times found in montane rainforest, 7 times found in near motel, 6 times found in Ficus forest on rocks, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 16 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 20 times on low vegetation, 15 times under stone, 14 times ex rotten log, 6 times ground forager(s), 6 times under rootmat, litter on rock, 3 times ex dead twig above ground, 5 times with semi-deciduous vegetation, 5 times litter, 3 times sifted litter, 3 times ex soil, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times 2 Maxi Winks, 6 times 9 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 13 times hand collected|aspirator>bait trap|peanut butter, maple syrup, 5 times hand collected|aspirator, 10 times hand collected|aspirator>bait trap|peanut butter, 7 times search, 0 times blacklight trap, 8 times Davis sifting>hand collected|aspirator, 2 times MW 20 sample transect, 10m, 6 times sweeping, 1 times 4 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, ...

Elevations: collected from 1 - 1490 meters, 275 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1886-05-30 and 2020-02-23

Type specimens: Not Provided: casent0717567, casent0717568, casent0717569, casent0735702, casent0735703, casent0735704; syntype of Prenolepis bourbonica bengalensis: casent0910997; syntype of Prenolepis bourbonica hawaiensis: casent0910998



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